THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Wind-powered dentistry and a chilly round of golf

Sunday, January 29, 2012 | 7:20 p.m. CST; updated 10:35 p.m. CST, Sunday, January 29, 2012

Images of a parade celebrating veterans and mild-weather activities like golf and birdwatching were among the best Missourian staff photos last week. 

In this photo taken by Sam Gause, a man looks for birds at Eagle Bluffs Conservations Area. Gause followed and photographed Marvin Chapman, who visits the area every week, during a visit last Tuesday. 

The city plans to purchase electricity from an Iowa wind farm for 20 years, which could increase its renewable energy portfolio by 2.6 percentage points. Elizabeth Pierson photographed the 40-foot wind turbine which powers a Columbia dentist's office on Buttonwood Drive. 

Timmy Huynh took this photo of two boys examining fox skins at the Boone County Fairgrounds before a fur auction Saturday. Warm weather and high fur prices have made it a good year for trappers. One man's beaver furs sold for $120 each. 

Five friends meet at Lake of the Woods Golf course three times a week, every week, depending on the weather. Grant Hindsley photographed the the men Thursday, as they golfed despite the winter season.

Thousands of people attended a parade honoring veterans Saturday. The parade in St. Louis came in response to President Barack Obama's speech marking the end of the Iraq War last month. In this photo taken by Nick Agro, a man holds an American flag as the parade passes by downtown. 

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